The Golden Sufi Center

Articles and Interviews

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee  •  Irina Tweedie


Neither of the East nor of the West:
The Journey of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddiyya from India to America

NEW: Breadcrumbs in the Snow:
A Collection of Articles by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Published in Huffington Post, 2010-2017

NEW: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, the Soul Worker: Excerpt from Interview with Elizabeth Marglin
Published in Spirituality & Health, February 2018

NEW: A Lover's Journey: A Story of the Sacred Feminine

Love: Life's Greatest Gift
Published in Common Ground, February 2017

The Magic of Creation: The Sufi's Way
Published in Sutra Journal, February 2016

COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Parabola, November, 2015

A Postscript to Darkening of the Light, a Prelude to For Love of the Real by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Published August, 2015

Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee with Hilary Hart
Published by Parabola, Fall 2015, this is an excerpt from Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee's forthcoming book, For Love of the Real: A Story of Life's Mystical Secret.

How the Light Gets In: An Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee by Pat MacEnulty
Published December, 2014

Adab—Sufi Etiquette in the Outer and Inner Worlds
Published in Sufi: Journal of Mystical Philosophy and Pratice, December 2013

The Call of the Earth
An excerpt from Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, published in Parabola Magazine, August 2013

A Morning Prayer and the Call of the Earth
Published online at, July 21, 2012

Mystical Prayer: Opening a Door to Silence and Love
Published online at, May 24, 2012

Mysticism: Living Love's Oneness
Published online at, February 29, 2012

2012: Being Awake to a Moment in Cosmic Time
Published online at Common Ground Magazine, December 2011/January 2012

Where the Two Seas Meet: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic
Excerpt from final chapter of the book Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic. Published in Parabola Magazine, Spring 2012. Also published online at, October 2011

Love Is Fire and I Am Wood:
Laylâ and Majnûn as a Sufi Allegory of Mystical Love

Published in Sufi: Journal of Mystical Philosophy and Pratice, 2011

Praying for the Earth
Published online at, August 2011

Spiritual Maturity and Service
Published online at Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, October 2010

The Dhikr as an Archetype of Transformation
Adapted from The Bond with the Beloved. Published online at The Sound Journal, August 2010

Meditation: Transcript of Talk
and Transcript of Question and Answers

Transcript of recording from event December 2009 in Tiburon, California.

Spiritual Ecology
Published online at Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, August 2009

Sufi Dreamwork
Published online by Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, October 2008

The Gift of Peace
Published in Sufism Journal, Spring & Summer 2007

The Sufi Meditation of the Heart
This article was published in the book The Experience of Meditation, ed. by Jonathan Shear (2006).

Divine Intoxication and Rumi
First published in Ascent Magazine, Winter 2006

Anima Mundi: Awakening the Soul of the World
Published in Sufi Journal, Issue 67, Autumn 2005

Spiritual Maturity
Published in Sufi Journal, Issue 64, Winter 2004-2005

The Web of Light
Published by Light of Consciousness Journal Spring and Summer, 2003

Uniting the Inner and the Outer:
Spiritual Responsibility at a Time of Global Crisis

Winter, 2002, published online by Caduceus Magazine and Sounds True December Online Newsletter

Interview with Mariana Caplan
from Do You Need A Guru: Understanding the Student-Teacher
Relationship in an Era of False Prophets

The Relationship with the Teacher
Published in Sufi Journal, Spring 2001

Love and Longing: The Feminine Mysteries of Love
Published in Personal Transformation, Summer 1999

Interview with Tami Simon of Sounds True
from Sounds True,1998

The Grace of the Guru: Keeper of the Gates of Grace
Published in Light of Consciousness Journal, Fall 1998

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by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee



Transcript of Interview with Irina Tweedie, "The Sufi Path of Love"
This is a transcript the Thinking Allowed video interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.

Transcript of an early talk given by Irina Tweedie
This is a transcript of a recording from an early talk given in England, shortly after her time in India. You can also listen to this talk online: Listen, Part 1 | Listen, Part 2

Both Feet Firmly on the Ground: Reflections by Irina Tweedie
an Interview from The Laughing Man, 1987

Spiritual Sufi Training is a Process of Individuation Leading into the Infinite
This paper was presented to the VIII International Conference of the International Transpersonal Association at Davos, Switzerland, Sept 1st, 1983.

Daughter of Fire: an Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in Yoga and Life, 1990.

Yoga of the Heart: an Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in Yoga Journal, 1986

Suffering and Self-Realization: An Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in The Spiral Path

Chasm of Fire: The Laughing Man Interviews Irina Tweedie
an Interview from The Laughing Man, around 1985-87